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Miguel Perez

Miguel Perez awarded the 2021 Liviu Librescu Faculty Prize for Outstanding Accomplishments

The award is presented annually by BEAM in honor of the engineering science and mechanics professor who was among the 32 lives lost on April 16, 2007.

Tom Dingus

Thomas Dingus knows how to keep Americans alive on the road, but many are not listening

VTTI Director Tom Dingus spoke to The Washington Post about decades spent trying to understand what we do wrong, and right, on the road.

Close-up of a child in a car seat

Preventing child hot-car deaths through technology

In 2018 and 2019, pediatric vehicular heatstroke was the leading cause of nontraffic child fatalities in the United States, according to the safety organization Kids and Cars. VTTI has released new research about technologies that are designed to prevent child hot-car deaths.


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